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Analysis: The role of AD in national infrastructure

In the lead-up to the ADBA National Conference, ADBA’s team of analysts examine the role of AD in national infrastructure…


Global spikes in gas prices have demonstrated the need to expand domestic energy production.  AD has an integral role to play, recycling readily available organic wastes into green gas.


At its full potential the AD industry could by 2030 deliver a capacity of over 6,700 Mwe at a cost of c £22bn – giving the government twice as much energy bang for its buck than the much-touted Hinkley Point. And probably sooner  (see Energy Security? What Energy Security?)


In its most recent Baseline Report, the National Infrastructure Commission highlighted the urgent need for infrastructure to improve performance across key areas of the economy, with the NIC declaring that “bold action and stable plans will be needed to address the existing issues and prepare for the coming challenges”.


The NIC will be publishing its Second National Infrastructure Assessment in 2023. This will outline the urgent recommendations to address challenges such as decarbonisation of energy systems, waste management and the need to strengthen support for the circular economy.


National Infrastructure Commission’s Chief Economist to guest speak at ADBA National Conference

James Richardson will join a panel of representatives from agriculture, food & drink and wastewater to discuss cross-sector decarbonisation. James led on production of the UK’s first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment and on the study on engineered gas removals – an up-and-coming major infrastructure sector in the UK.

The flagship conference of the anaerobic digestion and bioresources industry is 8th December in Westminster, London. Last chance – the Early Bird ticket sale ends close-of-play, Monday, 31st October.


Click here to buy your Early Bird tickets to the ADBA National Conference



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